NEWS

Limerick diesel thefts

Limerick diesel thefts

TWO hundred and fifty litres of diesel were stolen from three trucks in Foynes on one night last weekend. Garda Chief Superintendent David Sheahan also told council members at this Monday’s Joint Policing Committee meeting that a man was stopped at a Garda checkpoint recently carrying three large drums and siphoning equipment. Limerick Fine Gael […]

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Eejit criminals

Eejit criminals

SINN Fein comhairleoir Séighin Ó Ceallaigh has suggested social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter could be a useful platform for Limerick Gardaí to catch foolish crooks. At this week’s Joint Policing Committee meeting, councillors suggested to Chief Superintendent David Sheahan that a Limerick Garda Facebook page could help open dialogue between Gardaí and […]

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Limerick teenager Katie spreads the light of hope

Limerick teenager Katie spreads the light of hope

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie A TEENAGE Limerick girl’s dream to light up the city’s bridges with life-affirming messages to help people in despair became a reality this week. Last December, 18-year-old Katie Whelan set up the ‘Lisa’s Light’ campaign, in memory of her cousin Lisa who died three years ago by suicide. Katie, a Leaving Cert […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Hospital to review emergency plan

Hospital to review emergency plan

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie A REVIEW of the major emergency plan for the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) group is to begin next week. The four month review will address how best the group would respond to a major disaster. The information was given to Limerick Sinn Féin Councillor Malachy McCreesh at last week’s Regional Health Forum […]

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Kileely Road closed following two car collision 

Kileely Road closed following two car collision 

   Andrew Carey  andrew@limerickpost.ie THE Kileely Road, adjacent to St Lelia’s church has been temporarily closed to traffic this Wednesday night following a two car collision. Shortly after 9pm the two cars were involved in a collision at the section of road between Hogan and Smith O’Brien avenues.  Two tenders from Limerick City and County […]

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Stobart back at Shannon

Stobart back at Shannon

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie Shannon Airport has welcomed the announcement by Stobart Air that it is to recommence services to Birmingham from June 18. Shannon Group plc Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Murphy said that the decision by Stobart to return to Shannon is further validation of the market support for services to and from the […]

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SPORT

2015 Basketball Ireland All-Stars revealed

2015 Basketball Ireland All-Stars revealed

Players and Coaches from across all four divisions of the National League voted for the inaugural awards and the successful first pick players will be presented with their All-Stars at the National League finals in Galway this weekend. League and Cup champions C&S UCC Demons claimed three of the five spots on the Men’s Premier […]

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Big weekend ahead for Limerick soccer

Big weekend ahead for Limerick soccer

IT’S set to be a huge weekend of soccer in Limerick on both senior and junior fronts, with pivotal matches taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Firstly, Limerick FC welcome FAI Cup winners St Patrick’s Athletic to Jackman Park in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division on Saturday evening (kick-off 6:30pm). The Super Blues are […]

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Local sides chase vital wins in Ulster Bank All Ireland League #UBL

Local sides chase vital wins in Ulster Bank All Ireland League #UBL

AFTER an extended break, the AIL finally makes its return this weekend with all Limerick sides searching for wins for very different reasons. In Division 1A, the solitary Limerick representative Young Munster play host to St Mary’s College. This game will have a huge bearing on the these sides seasons as Munster’s are currently two […]

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LIFESTYLE

#video dREA ‘Lost in the Water’

#video dREA ‘Lost in the Water’

JUST released, a video by Shane Serrano for Limerick songwriter dREA.The song ‘Lost in the Water’ is from dREA’s debut album ‘Bravest of All’. Related posts: dREA up for debut of the year award MUSICIAN/SONGWRITER dREA (Damien Drea) scored a chart hit with his… dREA in running for Electric Picnic LIMERICK artist dREA (Damien Drea) […]

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Duets are soulfully yours

Duets are soulfully yours

by Rose Rushe LIAM O’Brien and Brian McCann are known for golden pipes and hard graft in craft, O’Brien through Bottom Dog primarily and McCann in London’s West End. Longstanding friends, on Saturday March 28 they bring a new show to Dolan’s Warehouse, accompanied by musical director James Doughty (UK) on piano. Meet ‘Two’s Company’. […]

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All Tvvins got some astronaut pop this weekend

All Tvvins got some astronaut pop this weekend

ALL Tvvins are Conor Adams and Lar Kaye. They released a stomping new single in February called ‘Thank You’ on Warner Music. The duo should already be familiar to readers as both players come from well established Irish math-rock bands. Lar Kaye played guitar with Adebisi Shank and drums with No Spill Blood. Conor Adams […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

#video dREA ‘Lost in the Water’

#video dREA ‘Lost in the Water’

JUST released, a video by Shane Serrano for Limerick songwriter dREA.The song ‘Lost in the Water’ is from dREA’s debut album ‘Bravest of All’. Related posts: dREA up for debut of the year award MUSICIAN/SONGWRITER dREA (Damien Drea) scored a chart hit with his… dREA in running for Electric Picnic LIMERICK artist dREA (Damien Drea) […]

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Duets are soulfully yours

Duets are soulfully yours

by Rose Rushe LIAM O’Brien and Brian McCann are known for golden pipes and hard graft in craft, O’Brien through Bottom Dog primarily and McCann in London’s West End. Longstanding friends, on Saturday March 28 they bring a new show to Dolan’s Warehouse, accompanied by musical director James Doughty (UK) on piano. Meet ‘Two’s Company’. […]

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All Tvvins got some astronaut pop this weekend

All Tvvins got some astronaut pop this weekend

ALL Tvvins are Conor Adams and Lar Kaye. They released a stomping new single in February called ‘Thank You’ on Warner Music. The duo should already be familiar to readers as both players come from well established Irish math-rock bands. Lar Kaye played guitar with Adebisi Shank and drums with No Spill Blood. Conor Adams […]

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PHOTOS

Witches of Eastwick flying high

Witches of Eastwick flying high

by Rose Rushe AWARD winning Limerick Musical Society will open its 2015 production ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ at the concert hall on Thursday March 26 for three nights, 8pm. Directed by Des Henn, this is the first Witches to be staged in the city.  A cast of at least 50 are supported by a professional […]

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Press push for Quarry Player’s ‘Moment’

Press push for Quarry Player’s ‘Moment’

AN intelligent cast pulled together by Quarry Players does justice to ‘Moment’, the Deirdre Kinahan play current at No. 69 O’Connell Street until Saturday 14. John Anthony Murphy directs. Book at box office or go online to venue manager ww.limetreetheatre.ie for this 8pm show. Flannery’s Bar was occasion for the recent media launch:     […]

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Window dressing for Limerick Literary weekend of greats

Window dressing for Limerick Literary weekend of greats

O’Mahony Booksellers was appropriate host on Monday 9 to the launch of the 2nd Limerick Literary Festival, grown-up child to the Kate O’Brien Weekend of three decades. Playwright and O’Brien scholar Mary Coll rolled out news of the three days of seminar, readings, music with Sarah Dolan, interviews by Sean Rocks (Edna O’Brien) and Niall […]

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Other Recent Stories

2015 Basketball Ireland All-Stars revealed

2015 Basketball Ireland All-Stars revealed

| March 26, 2015

Players and Coaches from across all four divisions of the National League voted for the inaugural awards and the successful first pick players will be presented with their All-Stars at the National League finals in Galway this weekend. League and Cup champions C&S UCC Demons claimed three of the five spots on the Men’s Premier […]

Continue Reading

Limerick diesel thefts

Limerick diesel thefts

| March 26, 2015

TWO hundred and fifty litres of diesel were stolen from three trucks in Foynes on one night last weekend. Garda Chief Superintendent David Sheahan also told council members at this Monday’s Joint Policing Committee meeting that a man was stopped at a Garda checkpoint recently carrying three large drums and siphoning equipment. Limerick Fine Gael […]

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Big weekend ahead for Limerick soccer

Big weekend ahead for Limerick soccer

| March 26, 2015

IT’S set to be a huge weekend of soccer in Limerick on both senior and junior fronts, with pivotal matches taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Firstly, Limerick FC welcome FAI Cup winners St Patrick’s Athletic to Jackman Park in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division on Saturday evening (kick-off 6:30pm). The Super Blues are […]

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Local sides chase vital wins in Ulster Bank All Ireland League #UBL

Local sides chase vital wins in Ulster Bank All Ireland League #UBL

| March 26, 2015

AFTER an extended break, the AIL finally makes its return this weekend with all Limerick sides searching for wins for very different reasons. In Division 1A, the solitary Limerick representative Young Munster play host to St Mary’s College. This game will have a huge bearing on the these sides seasons as Munster’s are currently two […]

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Eejit criminals

Eejit criminals

| March 26, 2015

SINN Fein comhairleoir Séighin Ó Ceallaigh has suggested social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter could be a useful platform for Limerick Gardaí to catch foolish crooks. At this week’s Joint Policing Committee meeting, councillors suggested to Chief Superintendent David Sheahan that a Limerick Garda Facebook page could help open dialogue between Gardaí and […]

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